NFL’s Concussion Repercussion: Helmet-To-Helmet Hits Threatening the Game?

October 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Helmet-to-helmet contact.  Devastating hit.  The intent to injure.  Leading with the head.  Serious concussion.
These phrases have been thrown around for the past few days, and the NFL brass is launching an effort to end—not curtail, curb or lessen—egregiously violent collisions in professional football games, starting with contests scheduled for this upcoming weekend.
It’s no secret that today’s game is faster and more violent.  Every player on the field in 2010 is faster than those of 25 or more years ago. 
Today’s players are also leaner.  Gone are the days of the “big hog-mollies.”  Today’s NFL athletes are anything but fat: they are lean, muscular, flexible and athletic at nearly every position.
Because of this transformation, the collisions that occur when two or more of these finely tuned “machines” meet are exponentially more explosive; more violent; more deva...

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